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drank Breakfast Blend by Samovar
111 tasting notes

Finally getting around to trying this one Thanks to Lena, Thanks Lena! I have been drinking my morning black teas but mostly drinking iced teas during the day as it has been so hot here. Anyway I needed something to get me up and rolling this morning so that I could start my tomato sauce early and make the rest of dinner later this way I could work while tomato sauce was simmering.

Anyway did I tell you I love the Breville One Touch it is awesome and I do love it. While I was food processing tomatoes Breville made me tea Yay! On first sip I thought woah this is strong and bitter I think I over steeped it and maybe went too hot with the water temp I did 212 for 5 min. Next time I’ll try lower on both temp and steep times. Anyway after the initial shock to the tastebuds which made me think I might have really screwed up and have to through this pot of tea out I bravely took another sip and it wasn’t bad at all!

I don’t know what was up with my first sip but glad I continued on as it wasn’t bad I get a very faint cinnamony taste and faint hints of floral. I cannot wait to try this tea when prepared properly it is on my list for tomorrow morning. Thanks to Lena for the generous sample I get a second (third and fourth) chance with fresh leaves. Thanks again Lena!

Update: Much smoother at 3 minutes! I like it. It also gives me that caffeine kick which I need.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LENA

lol…I hope your next pot is better. Add some milk and sugar…Mmmm!

SoccerMom

Lena, It actually was not bad I just used too hot of water I think! Thanks ;)

__Morgana__

Do three minutes instead of 5 and see what you think.

SoccerMom

Morgana will do tomorrow am. :)

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LENA

lol…I hope your next pot is better. Add some milk and sugar…Mmmm!

SoccerMom

Lena, It actually was not bad I just used too hot of water I think! Thanks ;)

__Morgana__

Do three minutes instead of 5 and see what you think.

SoccerMom

Morgana will do tomorrow am. :)

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New to the world of hot tea, being born and raised in Texas we typically only drink lipton black tea, sweetened and iced of course! I recently discovered the world of hot tea / flavored teas and am thoroughly enjoying my new little world of tea!

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